Recently one of my team members installed InstallShield 2013 SP1 Premier on his desktop. However, each project she tried to build ended up with the ‘incompatible version of CAB file’ error.
Upon further investigation, it turned out that it only happens when the project reside in her ClearCase dynamic view. So the workaround is to use snapshot views, or just the local disk, to build InstallShield projects.
But the real solution was to upgrade her ClearCase version. She was using a fairly old one (18.104.22.168) which is known to have compatibility issues with new software (such as Visual Studio 2013). So once we upgraded it to ClearCase 22.214.171.124, the error disappeared, and she can now happily build InstallShield projects using ClearCase dynamic views.